Saturday, January 5, 2019

Remembering The Good Old Boys Featuring Jerry Garcia With New Live Release

Back in 1975, the bluegrass supergroup known as the Good Old Boys performed live at a small club in Santa Cruz, CA. The band featured Jerry Garcia, fresh from a break with the Grateful Dead, along with David Nelson from New Riders Of The Purple Sage and mandolin expert, Frank Wakefield. Rounding out the group was Brantley Kerns and Pat Campbell, as the band performed for two nights in February 1975 for a possible live album that has never seen the light of day, until now. On December 18th, MVD Entertainment released a two-disc set simply titled "Live: Drink Up & Go Home" featuring the wonderful bluegrass swing of the Good Old Boys.

The new 24-track release features a mix of originals, with some well known traditional classics like "Deep Elem Blues" and "Wildwood Flower." Garcia, probably the most well-known member, only features his vocals on two tracks, the country-fiddle vibe of "All The Good Times" and the title-song "Drink Up & Go Home." The swift pace of "White House Blues" and "New Camptown Races" showcases five guys, experts of their crafts, playing music that the audience really enjoys, as heard on this new release. To find out more about the new "Live: Drink Up & Go Home" release from the Good Old Boys, please visit

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